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Old 07-22-2004, 09:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If you have a dual processor motherboard, do you have to have 2 of the same processors to put in the board, or can you mix them like a 2500+ and 2800+???

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Old 07-22-2004, 09:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think but im not sure that they have to be the same CPU (core) but not sure on the speed.

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Old 07-22-2004, 10:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think the fsb has to be the same in both and the clock speed can be anything. but i'm not sure.

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again strange question , thanks for asking things that never came in my mind, as i never thought of buying a dual-cpu mobo (why should I).

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Old 07-23-2004, 12:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i'm also dunno, never cross my mind b4

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well it probbably works better if the 2 CPU's are the same, but you should be able to mix them.
if you have a dual socket A motherboard, you could stick in 1 Duron and 1 Athlon XP (they are both socket A) - although I wouldn't reccomend it
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Well if I run into some spare parts I will do it and then post the results for your guyz.
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im not sure but i would think that u would have to have two of the same processors, but again, im not positive
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keep in mind that with two processors, your computer won't run at 200%...at best it will run under 150%...100% being just one processor

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Old 07-23-2004, 09:14 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Never worked with dual processors but would love to help you. If you could please post a bit more data on your situation like motherboard make and model, tell me what processors you have/want to add to it, what the purpose of the machine is and any other information you think may be helpful. I'll check back later.

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